Gluon-induced QCD corrections to pp --> ZZ --> l anti-l l' anti-l'

T. Binoth, Nikolas Kauer, P. Mertsch

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Abstract

A calculation of the loop-induced gluon-fusion process gg --> Z(photon)Z(photon) --> l anti-l l' anti-l' is presented, which provides an important background for Higgs boson searches in the H --> ZZ channel at the LHC. We find that the photon contribution is important for Higgs masses below the Z-pair threshold and that the gg-induced process yields a correction of about 15% relative to the NLO QCD prediction for the q anti-q-induced process when only a M(l anti-l), M(l' anti-l') > 5 GeV cut is applied.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDIS2008
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Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2008

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  • hep-ph

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